Ellis Island, Main Building, New York Harbor, New York, New York County, NY
Significance: Having served as the entrance to the United States at the nation's largest port for over seventy percent of immigrants entering this country from 1892 to 1954, Ellis Island is the most important immigration depot still standing. Over 16 million people passed through the main building on their way to their new homeland.
Survey number: HABS NY-6086-C
Building/structure dates: 1900 Initial Construction
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000058